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Daniel E. Alexander

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Living United | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I’ve been very fortunate in my lifetime.

Behaving badly | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Bad behavior has been around from the beginning of time and through the ages in the end it nearly always ends badly for those who use brut force to inflict injury on others and resolve disputes.

Mix messages & confusing rhetoric | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last week seemed to be full of contradictions both in words and deeds.

Enemies at the doorstep | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Just who or what are our major threats these days?

Reinventing the olde towne crier | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

The US Economy and workplace were changed forever, as a result of the Great Recession, according to a recent poll taken by the John H. Center of Workforce Development at Rutgers.

Getting caught up from hiatus | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I hope you found the last few weeks of value, as I gave way from my weekly column to allow candidates running for office this fall to properly introduce themselves and their planned intentions if they are elected.

Our plan for candidate columns | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I want you to know that we are following up on the offer I made few weeks back and how we plan to organize and give fair time to all who accept the offer.

Pride, pain and presidents | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

This week I am turning over my space to a well written column by Robert Morrison, who is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council.

We do have choices | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

No one I’ve ever spoken with nor have I ever heard anyone, anywhere say, “I really like these political attack ads!”

Let’s be honest | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

With so much riding on our elections these days, is it too much to ask for a little true honesty?

Dear Mr. Rove: Please butt out! | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Why are you and the American Crossroads super PAC taking over the Republican candidate selection for New York’s 21st Congressional District?

Why would anyone want these jobs? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

As much as we all complain about them, I have to wonder why in the world anyone would want a high profile government job.

What’s behind the curtain | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Many years ago when I was a junior in high school, I needed to earn a letter in one more sport before I could earn my coveted Varsity Club Jacket.

It’s time to turn things around | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

A column about a Hollywood movie star is not generally a subject you would expect to see in one of my columns nor the subject of a conversation I might have with you if we met.

A job well done is worth doing | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

A recent survey by the website CareerCast.com came up with a list of the 10 most desirable careers and rounded out the report with the 10 worst careers.

A kinder, gentler time | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

According to a new Rasmussen Survey a mere 9 percent of likely U.S. Voters think it would be better for the country if most of the incumbents were reelected this fall.

Kickin’ back | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

In the community newspaper business there is never a good time to get away from the office and just kick back and relax.

Opinions, freedom, rights and wrongs | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I’ve never considered myself an opinionated person. The unfortunate part of drafting an “opinion piece” each week is that you become opinionated or at the very least are labeled as such.

Why should we do this? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

By now you may have heard that by September 2015 the United States will turn over its oversight of the Internet to an international stakeholders group.

Is it a job or a career opportunity? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last week, President Obama announced plans to make changes to the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act.

Free Enterprise is Alive and Well | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

The business climate in our region, and for that matter, the entire country, has been dismissal for far too long.

What were they thinking? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Week by week we continue to see and hear more head scratching stories coming out of government.

Not so affordable health care | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

The writing has been on the wall for some time. Our great fears are coming to pass and no one is taking the steps to fix what is clearly a bad and ill-conceived law.

The times they are changing | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

There are so many things one can observe and experience the longer you have the opportunity to hang around in this world.

Time to reform election law | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Now is the time to encourage changes in the election laws that have put a strangle hold on the election process in this country.

I’ve been hacked! | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We read about it in the newspapers and hear about it on the evening news all the time.

More of the same, but different

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

More snow and bitter cold lies in our future. Another major retail chain, Michael’s, has announced the hacking of their customer’s credit card files.

Three more years in neutral

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

While discussing job creation and training at a recent regional workforce investment board meeting, we were told not to expect much changing over the next few years until the nation undergoes an administrative change in 2017.

It’s just business as usual

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

It’s so hard to know who and what to believe any more. Our political system has played the spin card so often on the American public, they may have spun themselves completely out of sight.

The other side of minimum wage

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

In last week’s paper, our editorial board took a stand on increasing the minimum wage.

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Local residents discover wintry wonders at Stone Bridge & Caves

Although Natural Stone Bridge & Caves is considered a premier fair-weather attraction in the Adirondacks, people are now discovering that it offers a remarkable experience in the winter, too.

Small change, long-term improvements

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Over the next two weeks, we will be working with the US Postal Service throughout Northern New York and Vermont to further improve the delivery of your free community newspaper.

Ring in the New Year 2014 | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

The year 2013 seemed to flash by in the blink of eye.

My Christmas wish list

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

This time of year family members are always asking for clues on possible Christmas gifts.

Give yourself the best gift of all

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Living in our free society has many perks and benefits.

The season of traditions

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

One of the joys in living life to the fullest is the opportunity each year to renew and celebrate certain traditions.

Count your blessings this Thanksgiving

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

On behalf of all of us here at Denton Publications, let me wish you a happy, safe and thankful Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Reflections from the past

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Over the last few weeks when channel surfing on the television, nearly every network has been featuring documentaries on the upcoming 50th anniversary of the assignation of President John F. Kennedy.

Fool me again, please

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

It’s hard to read a paper, find any news channel, open a page on social media or the Internet without a full blown diatribe on the problems with the Affordable Care Act website.

Time to make some changes

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

With the 2013 elections now behind us we need to muster up some courage and commit ourselves to regaining control over our government.

Frustration reaching new low

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

According to Gallup America has been growing increasingly dissatisfied since 2004, when national satisfaction slipped below 50 percent it went below 40 percent in 2005, and 30 percent in 2009.

Together is the only way out

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

This country needs to get its act together. Our Founding Fathers created a system with checks and balances.

Thoughts on the shutdown

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I didn’t think the politicians would let it go this far.

Share and share alike

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I’m not sure the phrase “share and share alike” makes much sense but it was an old saying and its meaning was simple; quit fighting and share the things you have with those who don’t.

Unique Navy Yard perspective

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last week I found myself near the site of the nation’s most recent mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC.

Response to a letter writer

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I ended last week’s column with the thought that it is a sad day in America and in the North Country when anyone is ridiculed for publicly sharing their opinion.

September’s fresh start

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I can’t exactly put my finger on it. Perhaps it’s just a holdover from childhood school days, or maybe it’s just a more normal structure of life, but September always seems to bring a fresh start to so many things.

Stop and think

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I keep coming back to two key words: blame and responsibility.

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